Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Nice List


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a Christmas Card I created recently. 

The stamp set I used for this card is from MFT Stamps ... Jingle all the Way. I also used the grid from the Elizabeth Craft Designs Susan's Garden Garden Patch 1 1/2 inch & Mini Roses. This grid actually has two rows, but I cut one off so I only had the one left for my images.


For the inside of my card I added a sentiment and reindeer from the stamp set.

Stamps: Jingle All The Way - MFT Stamps
Paper: White; Red; Green; Have a Merry Christmas DP - Carta Bella
Dies: Garden Patch 1 1/2 inch & Mini Roses - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics






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Monday, December 5, 2016

Wishing You a ....


Hi everyone,

I have seen many cards on Pinterest recently using the Drapery Fold Technique which I have been wanting to try out. And I have finally gotten around to playing with this technique.


To decorate my card I added the Elizabeth Craft Designs Poinsettia die set using True Red Silk Microfine Glitter on the solid flowers and Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz on the decorative layer.

I created a template on the size of designer paper I used and the folds and cuts, so that I had something to reference if I decide to use this technique again in the future. I have included it above in case you might like to give it a go as well.



Here is a look at the inside of my card.

Stamps: Seasons Greeting - Couture Creations
Paper: White; Green; Red; Classic Seven DP - Authentique
Dies:  Poinsettia - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: True Red Silk Microfine Glitter; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm; Red Metallic Shimmer Sheetz; Gold Metallic Shimmer Sheetz
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape



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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Merry Christmas Elf


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing another Christmas Card I created recently. This card is a Z Fold Card which is kept shut using the Merry Christmas circle on the lower left hand side of the card.

I used an image from Penny Black to decorate my card.


Here is another view of my card when it is fully open. I have added a sentiment which hides behind the  large circle on the front when it is closed.



Stamps: Little Elf Finn - Penny Black; Merry Xmas Mini - Stamp It (Aust); Wishing You A Christmas - Printworks
Paper: White; Red; Retro Christmas DP - Authentique
Dies: Stitched Circles; Dotted Scallop Circles; Sprig with Berries - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Festive Berries Distress Ink; Score Board; Foam Tape; Copics




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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Merry Christmas


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Being a brand new month it's time to introduce our new challenge hostess which is me!!!!!

STAR – Stars decorate our Christmas Trees and also helped show where Jesus was laying in his Manger all those many years ago. So for our challenge this week we are using the word ‘STAR’ – incorporate something starting with each of the letters in the word.


Here are a few suggestions to help you, but of course you are not limited to these ... Use your imagination!

S = Santa; Sleigh; Stockings; Star; Snowman; Snowflakes; Snow; Sage; Saffron; Sapphire; Scarlet; Sepia; Silver; Square

T = Tree; Toy; Train; Tiger; Teddy; Teacher; Turkey; Triangle; Teal; Taupe; Turquoise

A = Arrow; Apple; Animals; Aqua; Apricot; Amber; Angel

R = Red; Reindeer; Rabbit; Rainbow; Rain; Rose; Ring; Rug; Round; Rectangle




For my card today I have created another Window Card using the Lorna Label Pop Up die set. Karen Burniston shared how to create this style of card early in November. You can see Karen's video for this tutorial here.

To decorate my card I used the Snowman Peel Off Stickers which includes the snowman and all the Trees included in the set. I also used the snow border from the Outdoor Edges die set to create the snow on the bottom of my card.


I used the following to use the letters of the word STAR when I created my card ...
S = Snowman; Snow; Snowflakes; Sleigh
T = Trees
A = Angel (on front of card)
R = Red


Here is another look at the front of my card when it is fully closed.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

Stamps: Merry & Bright Clear Stamp Set - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Super Christmas Tree (Angel) - Hero Arts
Paper: Red; Green; Retro Three DP; Retro Six DP - Authentique
Dies: Lorna Label Pop Up; Outdoor Edges; Sleigh Gift Card Holder Pop Up (Snowflakes) - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Fishtail Flags Stax - MFT Stamps
Other ECD Products: Snowman Peel Off Stickers; Red/Gold Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers; Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 101mm
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Friday, December 2, 2016

Have a Cracker of a Christmas


Hi everyone,

Recently while I was going through my blog reader, checking out the blog posts of people that I follow I came across a fun Christmas Cracker Shaped Box which I just had to try out. Here is my version of the box.

If you would like to create one too, you will find the tutorial that Kim Fee created on here blog here.




To decorate my box I used a sentiment stamp I had in my stash which I thought suited this style of box perfectly. I also used the holly leaves and sprigs from Elizabeth Craft Designs Candles die set.


Here is another view of my box when it is closed. I added another layer of green cardstock under the open part of the designer paper, so that the reverse of the designer paper couldn't be seen.


Here you can see the box when one of the sides of the box is removed.


And finally both sides of the box are removed to reveal the box ( mine is empty in the photo above,  but you could put a number of different things inside the box including a gift card.


Stamps: Have a Cracker - Stamp It (Aust)
Paper: White; Green; Home for Christmas DP - Stampin' Up
Dies: Stitched Circles; Dotted Scallop Circles; Candle - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter; Sea Glass Silk Microfine Glitter; Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter; Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm
Other: Festive Berries Distress Ink; Envelope Punch Board; Red Ribbon; Foam Tape





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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Snowman


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Being the beginning of the month it is time to introduce our new challenge hostess, which is Maryann Einam.


Today is Eat a Red Apple Day, so in the spirit of Christmas let’s create something that includes the color red.


For my card today I have used a Snowman image from Darcie's Country Folk. This is a stamp set I have had in my stash for a number of years.

For the layers of my card I used the Elizabeth Craft Designs Fitted Squares and Dotted Scallop Squares die sets.


For the inside of my card I created a pop up card using the Anita Frames Pop Up die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The sentiments are from the Holiday Clear Stamp set.

Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:



Stamps: Snowman - Darcie's Country Folk; Holiday Clear Stamps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Red; Green; DP - DCWV
Dies: Anita Frames Pop Up - designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs; Fitted Squares; Dotted Scallop Squares - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Merry Christmas


Hi everyone,

Today I have a tutorial on how to create the Christmas card above using products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

For the background of this card I used three different widths of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape and Silk Microfine Glitter.

Here's how I created my card:


1. Cut a piece of white card slightly larger than what you want the finished background to be. For my card I cut it 4 1/2 inches x 6 inches.
  • Adhere a strip of 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape diagonally across the white card which is approximately 4 1/4 inches on the long edge and 3 inches on the short edge.
  • Place a strip of 6mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the left side of the first strip of tape.
  • Place a strip of 3mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape next to the 6mm tape.
  • Continue alternating the different widths of tape until the left side is completely covered.

  • Next place a strip of 10mm Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape diagonally across the opposite direction of the card so that one end of the tape butts up to the adhesive tape already on the card.
  • Continue adding the various widths of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on either side of the adhesive tape until it is completely covered.

2. Remove the release sheet from one strip of adhesive tape on the card and then every other fifth strip on the card. Cover the adhesive with True Red Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess glitter and return to the jar, polish the glitter into the card using  fingers.
  • Remove the release sheet from the strips of adhesive tape to the left of the red glittered strips. Cover the adhesive with Forest Green Silk Microfine Glitter.  Remove excess glitter and return to the jar, polish the glitter into the card using  fingers.
  • Remove the release sheet from the strips of adhesive tape to the right of the red glittered strips. Cover the adhesive with Go to Green Silk Microfine Glitter.  Remove excess glitter and return to the jar, polish the glitter into the card using  fingers.
  • Remove the release sheet from the strips of adhesive tape to the left of the Go To Green glittered strips. Cover the adhesive with Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter.  Remove excess glitter and return to the jar, polish the glitter into the card using  fingers.
  • Remove the remaining release sheet from adhesive tape. Cover the adhesive with Sea Glass Silk Microfine Glitter. Remove excess glitter and return to jar. Polish the glitter into the card using your fingers.

3. Cut down the card so it measures 5 inches x 3 3/4 inches, ensuring that you remove any rough glittered edges from the card.
  • Using Black Assorted Borders Peel Off Stickers, randomly add these lines to the card wherever you see white space in the card or whatever looks pleasing to you.

4. Cut a piece of red card that measures 5 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches. Score the card at 4 1/4 inches and fold in half. 
  • Cut a piece of green card that measures 5 1/4 inches x 4 inches.  Layer to the front of the folded red card.
  • Adhesive the glittered background piece we created in the above steps to the front of the green card.


5. Cut a piece of white card and a piece of Clear Double Sided Tape Sheet that are approx 3 1/2inches square. Remove the release sheet from one side of the tape sheet and set it aside upside down on your desk (shiny side up). Adhere the Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape to the piece of white card. 
  •  From the Winter Birds Circles Peel-Off Stickers remove one of the Bird in Circle. Place your Peel Off Sticker sticky side up onto the release sheet that we set aside earlier.
  • Take your white card and place it with the adhesive side facing down onto the release sheet with the Peel-Offs on it. The Peel-Offs will lift from the release sheet and stick to the adhesive on the card stock.
  • Turn your card so the release sheet is now on top. Take off the release sheet making sure not to touch the images on the adhesive. 
  • Cover the adhesive with Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polish the glitter into the card with your finger. You can see a video Els created using this technique here
  • Color your image as desired.
  • Color the edge of the Peel Off Sticker with a black marker.
  • Counting from the smallest die in the Dotted Scallop Circles die set. Die cut the fourth circle from green card.
  • Counting from the smallest die in the Stitched Circles die set. Die cut the fourth circle from red card.
  • Layer the Peel Off Sticker piece to the scallop circle and then to the stitched circle. 
  • Adhere to the left side of the card using foam tape.
6. Using the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from the Holiday Sentiments Clear Stamp set. Stamp the sentiment in red ink onto white card. 
  • Die cut the sentiment using the smallest label from the Anita Labels Pop Up die set.
  • Die cut the middle label from green cardstock and layer the white sentiment label to the green label.
  • Attach to the top right hand corner of the card.

7. Cut a piece of white cardstock that measures 5 inches x 3 3/4 inches. 

  • Roughly trim around the negative Bird in Circle Peel Off Sticker which remains. Peel off any excess black peel-off sticker that may be around your image until you just have the image as per photo above. 
  • Cut a piece of Transfer Sheet large enough to fit over the Negative Peel Off Sticker. 
  • Remove the protective backing and place the tacky side of the Transfer Sheet onto the negative shapes. Burnish with a bone folder or your fingers and carefully lift the Transfer Sheet checking to ensure that all of the pieces lift at once. You can see Els’ video using this technique HERE
  • Now move the Transfer Sheet with negative shapes attached to it over to the bottom left hand corner of the white card. When it is in the right spot, place it down onto the card and rub the front of the Transfer Sheet to release the pieces onto the card.
  •  Carefully lift the Transfer Sheet to check and make sure all of the negative image pieces are now on the card. (Don’t remove the Transfer sheet until all pieces are in place). 
8. Using the "Christmas Greetings" sentiment from the Winter Sentiment Clear Stamp set, stamp the sentiment using red ink to the top right hand corner of the card.
  • Cut a piece of green cardstock that measures 5 1/4 inches x 4 inches. Layer the white panel to the green panel and adhere to the inside of the card.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs


Other:
Cardstock - White; Red; Green
Inks - Red
Foam Tape
Copics
Die Cutting Machine





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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Rebus - Found in Duchess or Dressing Table Drawer


Hi everyone,



It is time for another Rebus swap to share with you all. This time round our theme is 
"Found in your duchess/dressing table drawer". This is my last rebus for the year, but I will be playing with my friends again in 2017.


If you would like to solve my rebus puzzle, why not post a comment on my blog post with your answers. I will let you know what the correct answers are next time I post a rebus card here.


How did you go working out my July Rebus which was "Things that are Orange " .... here are the correct answers for you to check how you did.


  1. Mandarins
  2. Garfield
  3. Fanta
  4. Fire
  5. Tigger
  6. Nemo
  7. Hazmat Suit
  8. Sweet Potato Fries


You can find all my past rebus cards here.

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Wild About You


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I created using a few more of the Wild & Free range of dies from Couture Creations. This time round I have created a Double Z Fold Card.



For my card this time I wanted to have a larger rectangle on the front of the card which is where I used the African Silhouette die which I die cut twice from kraft and dark brown cardstocks and layered the brown card over the kraft card.



On the right hand side panel I added the African Savanna Scene which I attached to the card so that the bottom of the grass was level to the top of the horizontal panel.

I added two decorated pieces to the two smaller panels on the horizontal panel.

In the centre panel of the card I added a sentiment.



Here is another view of my card so you can see the folds of the card a little better.



Finally my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.


Stamps: Birthday… Walk on the Wild Side - DRS Design; Party Animal - W Plus 9
Paper: Kraft; Dark Brown; Into the Wild DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: African Silhouette; African Savanna Scene; Chiamaka Doily - Couture Creations; Stitched Circles; Fitted Circles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Kraft Ink; ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Foam Tape



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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thanks



Hi everyone,

Yes you guessed it, today I am sharing yet another card I created recently using the Carved Wood Technique. I definitely had fun creating all these backgrounds.

As you can see I kept this card fairly simile as I didn't want to hid too much of the beauty from the embossing folder.

I did layer another piece of wood card that I created on the diagonal and then I added the A Way with Words - Thanks sentiment which I die cut from white cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the front and then added the Light Brown Silk Microfine Glitter over the adhesive.

I didn't bother to decorate the inside of this card but left it blank so a handwritten message could be added to it.

Paper: White; Brown
Dies: A Way with Words Thanks - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm; Light Brown Silk Microfine Glitter
Other: Antique Linen Distress Ink; Brushed Corduroy Linen Distress Ink; Walnut Stain Linen Distress Ink; White Ink; Secret Garden Embossing Folder - Craft Concepts





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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Another Candle



Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Maryann Einam  our challenge hostess for the month finishes off the month with one last challenge.

According to the days of the year calendar, today is cake day. So for our challenge this week please add some cake to your card.

For my card this week I decided to pull out an older cake stamp I have in my stash, it is fun to revisit the older stuff every now and then. I used the cake to create a shaker card which I made with the help of my Fuse tool I got last Christmas.

As you probably can also see by the photo above besides being a shaker card it is also a Tri Shutter card using the die from Tattered Lace. I varied the cuts on the first part of the card so I could have a solid panel for the front of the card to fit my shaker onto.


Here is a look at my card when it is closed.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.
Liz Williams (November Guest Designer)


Stamps: Tall Birthday Cake Frame - Darcie Stamps; LJD Birthday Greetings - MFT Stamps; Another Candle - Verses Rubber Stamps
Paper: White; Bright Pink; Orange; Gulf Starz DP - Bella Blvd; To Dye For DP - Bella Blvd
Dies: Tri Shutter Card - Tattered Lace
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape



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Friday, November 25, 2016

Gingerbread Man Banner


Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a tutorial on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. Christmas is now only a month away, and in my family we like to start decorating our house on December 1st. So for my tutorial today I have created a fun decoration using the Gingerbread Man and the Lollypop die sets. 

I have made my banner using three Gingerbread Men and four lollypops, but of course you can make yours as long as you want depending on where you wish to use it. I have also made my decoration double sided so it can be hung on a window, doorway etc so looks good whichever side you look at it, this of course is optional depending again on where you will be using the decoration.

Here's how I created my project:
 

1. Using the Gingerbread Man die set, die cut the following:
  • (3) Solid Gingerbread Men from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back
  • (6) Detail Gingerbread Men from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back
  • (6) Sets of Icing Trim from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back
  • (6) Sets of Buttons from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back
 Using a blending tool and ink pad add color to all the pieces:
  • Solid Gingerbread Men - add brown ink to both sides of card
  • Detail Gingerbread Men - add brown ink to front of image
  • Eyes & Mouth - add black ink
  • Buttons - add green ink
  • Ribbon - add red ink
  • Icing - leave white.
  • Assemble the Gingerbread Men using the 3 Solid bodies and 3 detail bodies as per photo above. (do not assemble the back at this stage)
2. Using the Lollypop die set, die cut the following:
  • (8) Solid Lollypops from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double  Sided Adhesive Tape on the back
  • (8) Pinwheel Lollypop Layer from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double  Sided Adhesive Tape on the back
  • (3) Bow from White Soft Finish Cardstock that has Clear Double  Sided Adhesive Tape on the back
Using a blending tool and ink pad add color to all the pieces:
  • Solid Lollypops - leave white
  • Pinwheel Lollypop Layer - add red ink
  • Bows - add red ink
  • Trim off the bump from the Solid Lollypop. Layer the red Pinwheel Layer to white solid lollypop.
  • Use the bows to decorate the Gingerbread we created in step 1.


3. Cut a length of red ribbon long enough to fit all the Lollypops and Gingerbread Men plus enough to tie a loop on each end. (mine is about 20 inches)
  • Tie a loop on one end of ribbon. 
  • Remove protection backing from one of the lollypops and lay the ribbon to the centre of the lollypop.
  • Add a strip of Clear Double Sided Tape across the arms of the Gingerbread Man and attach it to the ribbon next to the lollypop.
  • Continue alternating lollypops and Gingerbread Men until you have added all three Gingerbread Men and 4 lollypops.
  • Tie a loop at the other end of the ribbon.

  • Add the remaining Gingerbread Man detail layers and lollypops to the back of the banner.
  • Add a Gold/Silver Glitter Dot Peel Off Sticker to the centre of each lollypop.


Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Other: 
Inks - Candied Apples Distress Ink; Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink; Peeled Paint Distress Ink; Black Soot Distress Ink
Blending Tool
Red Ribbon
Die Cutting Machine









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